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a date night

Last night, my husband and I had a long over due date night! It was so nice to have some couple time with no interruptions from our four year old. Not that we don't love spending all our time with him, but we also have to have our individual time together to keep our marriage alive. We also double dated with my sister and her boyfriend. While we were waiting for them to arrive, I walked around the lake and shot my favorite scenery. It was so nice having some alone time. He was so patient with me while I toted the camera around and asked him to dutifully carry my camera bag and accessories around. He's got to be the sweetest guy to put up with me and my goofy obsessions.

My husband and I don't do date nights as often as we should. For the last four years I've felt guilty for leaving my son with my sitter (my mom), but last night was the first night I didn't even think about calling to check up on him. In fact when 10:00 p.m. rolled around and my husband asked if I'd called my mom yet, I gave him the deer in the head lights look. I forgot to call her...Wow! Amazing! And you know...I didn't even feel guilty about it. Our little one was in good hands, and if my mom needed us she would call.

We had dinner at Red Rock by the lake, and watched the sun go down. I took my camera and shot as many pictures as I could. The one to the right is one I took on the night function with my camera. Afterwards we found a spot out on the patio and listened to live music. We got to have 4 whole hours to socialize like grown ups! It was so relaxing. I felt like I was on the beach somewhere and made me miss my island home.

The only bad thing was when 4:30 a.m. rolled around and my son woke up in his own bed. He stayed asleep last night when I picked him up and drove him home. So, when he woke up in his own surroundings he cried cried for 30 minutes to go back to Nana's for 'the whole night'. Next time, we'll set up a sleep over for him.

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